Latest science news in Earth & Climate

How monitoring local water supplies can build community

3 days ago from Physorg

Water insecurity is a touchstone for 2018. Our planet isn't running out of water, but various kinds of mismanagement have led to local water crises across the planet, directly threatening...

Arctic ice sets speed limit for major ocean current

3 days ago from Science Blog

The Beaufort Gyre is an enormous, 600-mile-wide pool of swirling cold, fresh water in the Arctic Ocean, just north of Alaska and Canada. In the winter, this current is covered...

Explosion at college in Crimea kills more than a dozen

3 days ago from UPI

A bomb exploded at a college in Crimea Wednesday, killing several and injuring more than 50 others, authorities said.

Total, Adani to build LNG terminals, 1,500 service stations in India

3 days ago from UPI

Total has teamed up with the Indian conglomerate Adani to jointly develop liquefied natural gas terminals and build 1,500 service stations in India.

Installing life support the hands-free way

3 days ago from Physorg

Last week saw the installation of ESA's next-generation life-support system on the International Space Station. The new facility recycles carbon dioxide in the air into water that can then be...

The role of traumatic stress in the violent and romanticized Old West

3 days ago from Physorg

More than 130 years ago, a small community of settlers in a remote northern Arizona valley erupted into a frenzy of ambushes, murders and massacres.

Looking for promising silvicultural treatments to regenerate boreal forests

3 days ago from Science Blog

Clearcutting is the dominant harvesting method in boreal forests of North America and Scandinavia, but today there is a growing interest in silvicultural alternatives that offer a more sustainable forest...

Kim Jong Un asked Mike Pompeo to lift sanctions on North Korea

3 days ago from UPI

Kim Jong Un requested the United States lift economic sanctions on North Korea during his most recent meeting in Pyongyang with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

Study shows White House, Pentagon are literally some of the hottest spots in Washington

3 days ago from Physorg

A heat-mapping study of Washington, D.C. and Baltimore by Portland State University researchers show that some of the most famous buildings in the nation's capital – The White House, U.S....

Watch: Lil Wayne honored at BET Hip-Hop Awards, shares survival story

3 days ago from UPI

Lil Wayne received the I Am Hip-Hop Award at the 2018 BET Hip-Hop Awards.

Arctic ice sets speed limit for major ocean current

3 days ago from Physorg

The Beaufort Gyre is an enormous, 600-mile-wide pool of swirling cold, fresh water in the Arctic Ocean, just north of Alaska and Canada. In the winter, this current is covered...

World Food Day: Fish gone, people gone

3 days ago from Physorg

On World Food Day, WWF warns against the dramatic impact of overfished oceans on people around the globe. Currently, 33 percent of fish stocks are overfished (in the Mediterranean it...

Explosion at Crimea college kills at least 10

3 days ago from UPI

A bomb exploded at a college in Crimea Wednesday, killing at least 10 people and injuring more than 50 others, authorities said.

Penetrating the soil's surface with radar

3 days ago from Science Daily

Ground penetrating radar measures the amount of moisture in soil quickly and easily. Researchers' calculations from the data informs agricultural water use and climate models.

Climate changes require better adaptation to drought

3 days ago from Physorg

Europe's future climate will be characterised by more frequent heat waves and more widespread drought. Heat and drought will both challenge crop production, but drought in particular will be a...

New research identifies two types of drought across China and how they evolve

3 days ago from Physorg

Flash drought is a rapidly intensifying water deficit process accompanied by high temperatures in a short period of time. Recently, heat extremes have become more frequent in a warming climate,...

Mega Millions jackpot climbs again -- to $868 million

4 days ago from UPI

The Mega Millions jackpot grew closer to the $1 billion mark after the drawing late Tuesday again produced no winner.

The most important science policy issue in every state

4 days ago from PopSci

Science A state-by-state breakdown of policies that could change your community. These are the top science, technology, or environment issues facing each state—plus Puerto...

What's in a Half a Degree? 2 Very Different Future Climates

4 days ago from Scientific American

A new IPCC report shows the impacts in the near future that can be avoided by limiting warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius instead of 2 degrees C -- Read more on...

Installing life support the hands-free way

4 days ago from European Space Agency

This week saw the installation of ESA’s next-generation life-support system on the International Space Station. The new facility recycles carbon dioxide in the air into water that can then be...

Tornadoes are spinning up farther east in US, study finds

4 days ago from Physorg

Over the past few decades tornadoes have been shifting—decreasing in Oklahoma, Texas and Kansas but spinning up more in states along the Mississippi River and farther east, a new study...

Ian Kiernan, Australian Sailor and Environmentalist, Dies at 78

4 days ago from NY Times Science

Appalled by the trash he saw in the world’s oceans, he began a cleanup campaign in Sydney that went global.

What’s at Stake in Brazil’s Election? The Future of the Amazon

4 days ago from NY Times Science

The next president of Brazil may shape the destiny of the Amazon, which is vital to reining in climate change. The stakes for the planet are huge.

Japan company admits falsifying data for quake shock absorbers

4 days ago from Physorg

A company supplying equipment to protect major buildings in Japan from earthquakes has admitted falsifying data, authorities said Wednesday, stressing there was no immediate safety risk.

At least 30 killed by Hurricane Michael, according to estimates

4 days ago from Physorg

Hurricane Michael killed at least 30 people in four states, as the storm made its way through the southeastern United States last week, new local estimates showed Tuesday.

Penetrating the soil's surface with radar

4 days ago from Physorg

Ground penetrating radar isn't something from the latest sci-fi movie. It's actually a tool used by soil scientists to measure the amount of moisture in soil quickly and easily.

The impact of microplastics on the environment unclear, study suggests

4 days ago from Physorg

Scientists say there is not yet enough evidence to conclude that microplastics do or do not cause harm to the environment, following a review of more than 300 global studies.

Researchers say winter ticks killing moose at alarming rate

4 days ago from Physorg

As winter in New England seems to get warmer, fall lingers longer and spring comes into bloom earlier, areas like northern New Hampshire and western Maine are seeing an unusual...